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Rhianna Tyson is a Program Officer for the Global Security Institute. Before coming to GSI, Rhianna was the Project Manager of the Reaching Critical Will (RCW) project of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, United Nations Office, where she coordinated civil society efforts at disarmament fora of the United Nations.

Beyond her policy briefs for GSI and hundreds of articles published by RCW, her writings have also been published in Disarmament Forum, the quarterly publication of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), The IAEA Bulletin, the flagship publication of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the New York-based Indypendent and L’armée d’Aujourd’hui, the publication of the French Ministry of Defence. She has been featured in several documentaries on the issue of nuclear disarmament, including “The People Vs. the Bomb” (2005), as well as on radio and television, including the Australian Broadcasting Company and Pacifica Radio’s Democracy Now! .

She has been a featured speaker at more than a dozen international conferences around the world, including those hosted by the Government of Japan, the Government of Indonesia, the United Nations Department for Disarmament Affairs and various non-governmental organizations. In 2003, she delivered the opening speech of the NGO session of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee conference in Geneva.

Previously, Rhianna was a steering committee member of the NGO Committee on Disarmament and International Security as well as the Nobel Peace Prize winning organization, the International Peace Bureau. Her first foray into the field was as an intern with the Arms Control Association in Washington, D.C. Prior to her entry into the field, she worked as an intern with the Society for International Development in Rome, Italy, traveling to Kenya to organize women working to improve their access to information communication technology.

Rhianna holds an MSc with distinction in Global Politics from the London School of Economics, and a BA in Gender and International Relations from Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts.

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